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AxtiveX problem following a System Restore

November 12, 2012 at 03:23:24
Specs: Windows 7

following suggestions received to solve my signing in problems, carried out a System Restore, since when I am unable to access my Virgin Media email account. I get the error message that AxtiveX is not enabled in Internet Explorer. I follow the suggestions for changing this, but when I look it says 'enabled' against 'Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins'.

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#1
November 12, 2012 at 04:51:59

Try a System Restore date before the one you already used, use 'show more restore points' if needed.
Manually run a Windows Update and see if there are any updates that may help.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
November 12, 2012 at 07:17:49

Many thanks.

Things now possibly going from bad to worse. When I set off System Restore it was taking an unbelievably long time, so went away from screen. Subsequently came back to find back at sign on screen, so imagined it had completed.
Now going back to try as you recommend, it tells me that System Restore does not appear to be functioning correctly on this system.
Back to banging my head against the wall


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#3
November 12, 2012 at 12:12:25

You may not be able to now, but when you have an unsuccessful restore Microsoft recommends you UNDO that restore point prior to trying a different restore point.

See if booting into Windows Safe Mode with networking helps with the issue.

Click on the link below for help with Active X.

http://windows.microsoft.com/is-IS/...


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#4
November 12, 2012 at 12:33:23

First test your hard drive with your hard drive manufacture's utility via a bootable CD
Then test your Memory for errors via a bootable CD with Memtest
If the hardware tests OK then you can use a Windows 7 Repair Disk to initiate a new System Restore from outside of Windows. If you did not make this when the system was new, you can make a Repair Disk from any Windows 7 machine as long as both are either 32bit or 64bit and use that. The repair disk can do a Start Up Repair, a System Restore (from outside of Windows but using your restore points stored on your hard drive), and reload a disk image that you may have saved using Windows Back Up.
I hope that this helps you.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#5
November 13, 2012 at 00:37:06

Thank you for your helpful suggestions. I have already tried the ActiveX routine, and the right things seem already to be enabled.

Am not really competent to do much more, and feel the tinkering I have already done may have made things worse. Seem to get error messages right left and centre. But many thanks, anyway


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#6
November 13, 2012 at 00:38:36

Many thanks for all the useful suggestions; but I do not feel competent to do any more as I feel my tinkering thus far may have made things worse. I now get error messages at seemingly every turn.

But, thanks very much.


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#7
November 13, 2012 at 05:19:57

If you take it to a professional and do not already have a current back up of your personal files, make sure you tell them this and ask them to make that back up for you (possible from outside of Windows with a Live Linux DVD). This is to ensure that if they decide to reinstall Windows (or make an error) you are protected against data loss.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#8
November 13, 2012 at 06:25:47

Thanks again. I am thinking I shall have to go down that route!

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